It’s no secret that I love a good cheese board. If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve seen a cheese spread or two on my account. This spring, I went as far as filling an entire dining room table with cheese, meat, and accoutrements like a giant cheese board for a friend’s engagement party.
This week, I wrote about cheese, meat, and peanut pairings for the National Peanut Board. You can see the full post here, but I wanted to share one of my favorite combos: this Southern-inspired cheese and charcuterie board. It’s perfect for summer gatherings and is best served with ice cold drinks (a peach daiquiri or frosé for me!).
Don’t underestimate peanuts for a cheese board addition! Boiled peanuts are elevated from a deep South roadside treat into a proper party snack as boiled peanut hummus. Roasted peanuts in the shell are a fun and nostalgic and especially great if you’re gathering outside. And peaches are on the board twice–fresh and as jam–because Southern summers are nothing if they aren’t peach-filled.
You can also read my general tips for building a better cheese board before you get started.
What you need:
Goat cheese (chevre) with peach jam
Roasted peanuts in shell
Hickory smoked bacon
Artisanal beef jerky or turkey jerky
Local wildflower honey